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Multiple fatalities after shooting at Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland


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Law enforcement confirms multiple people have been killed and one suspect is in custody, Fox News reports. Police say there may be multiple shooters and possible bombs.

Video from the scene shows numerous emergency units on scene, and several people have been shown walking out of the area with their hands up. Local police tell Fox News the building has been evacuated and that police are currently searching the building.
Phil Davis, a reporter for the Capital Gazette, tweeted about his experience. 
“A single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead,” Davis wrote. “Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Can’t say much more and don’t want to declare anyone dead, but it’s bad.”
He later added: “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”
Fox 13 News has not independently verified the details of Davis’ account.
The Baltimore Sun owns the Capital Gazette, and police have swept the newsroom at Baltimore Sun as a precaution. Police in New York told Fox News that, out of an abundance of caution, they are mobilizing personnel to respond to all major media outlets in their area.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan posted a statement on Twitter, saying he is “devastated to learn of this tragedy.”

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